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Big Ten Media Day Live, 10 a.m. ET
The Big Ten's coaches and top players are gathering in Chicago and so are several of ESPN.com’s reporters. Keep this page open throughout the day as we bring you all of the latest from the league’s media day event.

Kicking off ESPN.com's #CFBrank
Over the past few weeks, ESPN writers and analysts sat down to rank the top 100 football players in the country based on their own predictions of the kind of contribution -- both quantitatively and qualitatively -- they’d make to their team in this upcoming season.

Kevin Sumlin jabs back at Bob Stoops
Friday, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin fired back at Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, who mocked the Aggies’ nonconference schedule while at the ESPN car wash this past week.

BC's Steve Addazio seeking next Tebow
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Steve Addazio is looking for the quarterback who is going to return Boston College to the consistent nine- and 10-win seasons of a decade ago.

Spurrier fine with Davis leaving after 2014
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BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. -- South Carolina running back Mike Davis enjoyed quite the breakout season in 2013, but bigger things could be in store for one of the SEC's best offensive weapons.

Luigi hat-wearing Saban once feared Santa
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Nick Saban is the most feared man in college football recruiting, but what does the legendary Alabama Crimson Tide football coach fear?Well, as a kid, it was none other than Santa Claus.

Pac-12 media days wrap-up
That's a wrap. Media days have come and gone, and we are officially in full football mode.The big news from Day 2 was that Washington Huskies quarterback Cyler Miles will be suspended for the first game of the season when the Huskies face the Hawaii Warriors on Aug.

Jeremy Liggins gives Ole Miss options
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BRISTOL, Conn. -- Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze isn't sure how the Rebels will use highly-regarded junior-college transfer Jeremy Liggins this coming season.

Nealy has kept busy in the summer
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – If you need to find Quayshawn Nealy this summer, head to the Georgia Tech College of Computing.Then look for the big football player filing reports and shredding paper.

Petersen greets Pac-12 with QB imbroglio
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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- It isn't surprising that quarterback news led Day 2 of Pac-12 media days. This is, after all, the Conference of Quarterbacks, and this bumper crop of 10 returning starters might be the Pac-12's best-ever collection gathered behind center.

People still nutty over Jimbo Fisher's drink
Florida State's Jimbo Fisher is a national championship-winning coach, but his popularity is just now spiking after bringing an old southern tradition to national light.

ACC mailblog: Miami's chances
Earlier this week, I asked: Will Miami win the Coastal Division? Over 3,000 votes were cast, and the overwhelming majority say absolutely not.Let's dig into the mailbag to see what you had to say.

Why Miami will win Coastal
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The ACC's Coastal Division is wide open entering the 2014 season. With six of seven teams receiving at least one first-place vote in the preseason media poll, the possibilities for how this race shakes out are vast.

BC's Steve Addazio seeking next Tebow
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Steve Addazio is looking for the quarterback who is going to return Boston College to the consistent nine- and 10-win seasons of a decade ago.

Winston noncommittal about 2015 draft
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Jameis Winston's dad and his coach have said this season won’t be the reigning Heisman Trophy winner’s last at Florida State, but the Seminoles’ star quarterback isn’t willing to go that far.

ACC's lunchtime links
'Tis the season to compile lists, fa-la-la ...You get the point. In the absence of practice reports and games, we need something to do in the summer until football actually begins.

Take 2: Too negative at Georgia Tech?
As ACC Kickoff wound to a close on Monday, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson relaxed in a chair surrounded by just a handful of reporters that had largely run out of topics to discuss.

Nealy has kept busy in the summer
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – If you need to find Quayshawn Nealy this summer, head to the Georgia Tech College of Computing.Then look for the big football player filing reports and shredding paper.

By the numbers: Dominant DBs
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Let’s begin with a little either-or exercise.Below are the basic stats for two defensive backs — tackles, tackles for loss, interceptions and passes defended.

Why Georgia Tech will win Coastal
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The ACC's Coastal Division is wide open entering the 2014 season. With six of seven teams receiving at least one first-place vote in the preseason media poll, the possibilities for how this race shakes out are seemingly endless.

Kevin Sumlin jabs back at Bob Stoops
Friday, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin fired back at Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, who mocked the Aggies’ nonconference schedule while at the ESPN car wash this past week.

Predicting the 2014 season: Week 15
Our series of preseason picks for every single Big 12 game of 2014 concludes today with Week 15. The past two Big 12 champions face off, and Bedlam is always fun.

Lasting memory spurs WVU's Worley
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DALLAS -- Daryl Worley was visibly annoyed, not by the question, but by the memory it evoked.“Against Texas, there was a miscommunication,” the West Virginia cornerback recalled.

Big 12 lunchtime links
It's been a busy week at ESPN but Big 12 coaches aren't the only ones who made a visit to Bristol. "People are still doubting me." Sounds like Big 12 quarterbacks better be on the lookout for Kansas State defensive end Ryan Mueller, again, this fall.

Cyclones happy to have Mark Mangino
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After just a few months in Ames, new coordinator Mark Mangino is drawing rave reviews. At least from the two Iowa State offensive players who attended Big 12 media days this week.

Mailbag: Trevor Knight, Devonte Fields
In today's Big 12 blog, we discuss Trevor Knight, Devonte Fields and Iowa State Cyclones scheduling.Click here to submit an entry for a future mailbag.

'Hot' Kliff Kingsbury reads flattering tweets
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There's no getting around it: Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury is an attractive man. This, along with the fact that he is single and has a high-profile job in the Big 12, has gained him quite a few admirers around Lubbock, the Lone Star State and the country.

Kansas' Weis lighter, even on his fingers
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BRISTOL, Conn. – Kansas Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis is a little lighter in his fingers and at his waistline.Weis, a former Notre Dame coach and NFL offensive coordinator, said he is about halfway through his weight-loss journey, which started in February with the help of a doctor in Overland Park, Kansas.

Texas pride emanates from Baylor's Briles
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BRISTOL, Conn. -- Baylor was one of college football’s biggest stories last season after finishing 11-2, winning the Big 12, playing in a BCS bowl game and scoring points at a record pace.

Recruit and return: UCF Knights
You won’t find UCF in the top 40 of the class rankings, but the Knights currently rank at No. 6 in the American Athletic Conference rankings. After the Knights’ 52-42 victory over Baylor in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, here’s a look at how UCF has done on the recruiting trail and what it will need to do moving forward to capitalize on its BCS win.

Chat wrap: College GameDay
Join our ESPN.com college football experts as they preview Saturday's matchups.Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 9 a.m. ET. See you there.

Unfamiliar foes: USF
Our series taking a team-by-team look at the marquee nonconference faces the future American Athletic Conference will see in the fall ends today with USF.

Big East lunchtime links
Have a great weekend! The No. 1 player Paul Dehner Jr. says has to develop for Cincinnati this season is .... Louisville picked up two commitments Thursday.

Aresco looks to the future of the American
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When the calendar turns to July 1 on Monday, the American Athletic Conference officially begins operations.It has been a turmoil-filled two years for the league no longer known as the Big East.

Rising stock of Teddy Bridgewater
The 2013 college football season has the potential to be one of the greatest quarterback classes ever. Eight of the top 10 teams in last year’s final AP Poll return their starting quarterbacks, and every conference except the Big 12 returns either their first- or second-team quarterbacks from last season.

Big East mailbag
Coming at you one day early.Bigg Edd Gladney in Somerset, N.J., writes: Since Pitt will not let Shell return to the team, would it be a good idea for Rutgers or Temple to make a play for him (since he wants to be on the East Coast, close to his daughter and family)?

Big East lunchtime links
Plenty of recruiting news. Receiver Johnny Holton needs to step up for Cincinnati this year. Former Louisville linebacker Otis Wilson is set for induction into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame on Friday.

Unfamiliar foes: UConn
Our series taking a team-by-team look at the marquee nonconference faces the future American Athletic Conference will see in the fall continues today with UConn.

Unfamiliar foes: UCF
Our series taking a team-by-team look at the marquee nonconference faces the future American Athletic Conference will see in the fall continues today with UCF.

Big Ten Media Day Live, 10 a.m. ET
The Big Ten's coaches and top players are gathering in Chicago and so are several of ESPN.com’s reporters. Keep this page open throughout the day as we bring you all of the latest from the league’s media day event.

Big Ten Friday mailbag
Welcome to another weekend, which means just four more remain until the return of college football. Thanks for all of your questions. Keep them coming and enjoy the latest mailbag: Mitch Sherman: Derrick Green has battled weight problems previously.

Miller, Calhoun picked for top honors
Earlier, we told you about the Cleveland.com media poll predicting the Big Ten order of finish. It's a great resource since the league oddly declines to have its own official preseason poll.

Schedule analysis: Northwestern
Opening weekend in college football is just five weeks away. Yay. We're we're peeking ahead and breaking down every Big Ten team's 2014 schedule to get you even more geeked up.

Big Ten mascot lands an epic photobomb
The Big Ten is gearing up for its annual football media days in a few days and it appears many of the league's mascots are already exploring Chicago -- some in quite adventurous ways.

Writers tab Ohio State to win Big Ten
The Big Ten, for whatever reason, does not issue an official preseason predicted order of finish like just about every other league. Luckily, we've got Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.

Big Ten lunch links
The Big Ten season unofficially begins Monday with media days. So enjoy the weekend, and then let's get after it. Jeff Jones is not likely to play for Minnesota this season, even if he qualifies academically.

Take Two: Should B1G change media days?
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Our crew of Big Ten reporters will occasionally give their takes on a burning question facing the league. They'll have strong opinions, but not necessarily the same view.

Five predictions for B1G Media Days
Big Ten Media Days is nearly upon us. Just survive the weekend, and you'll get a full dose of coaches and players on Monday and Tuesday. As our time to preview the event winds to an end, here's a fearless forecast of what to expect from the Hilton Chicago: Jim Delany will make news.

Big Ten Thursday mailbag
We're taking more of your mailbag questions from Twitter these days, and we now have individual Twitter handles in addition to the ESPN Big Ten account.

Kicking off ESPN.com's #CFBrank
Over the past few weeks, ESPN writers and analysts sat down to rank the top 100 football players in the country based on their own predictions of the kind of contribution -- both quantitatively and qualitatively -- they’d make to their team in this upcoming season.

Mailbag: Jim Mora's commitment to UCLA
Welcome to the day after Pac-12 media days. Sort of like the day after Christmas, but you don't have a lot of new stuff. Other than a new Friday mailbag!

Nonconference primer: UCLA
We continue with our series looking at each Pac-12 team's nonconference opponents in 2014.UCLA BruinsAt Virginia Cavaliers, Saturday, Aug. 30 Coach: Mike London (18-31), fifth year 2013 record: 2-10, 0-8, ACC Returning starters: Seven offense, nine defense Offensive headliner: Running back Kevin Parks became the first Cavalier player to rush for more than 1,000 yards in almost a decade, posting 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Pac-12 Ultimate Road Trip: Week 8
Media days are behind us and the road trip resumes!Gas up the family station wagon and hit the Holiday Road. The Ultimate Road Trip is back! Over the next couple of weeks we're going to look at each week during the 2014 season and pick the can't-miss game (and maybe for Thursday/Friday games, we'll work in two).

Ducks' Helfrich on upcoming season
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Mark Helfrich talks about handling expectations heading into his second season as the Oregon Ducks' coach and looks ahead to the upcoming season.

Pac-12 media days wrap-up
That's a wrap. Media days have come and gone, and we are officially in full football mode.The big news from Day 2 was that Washington Huskies quarterback Cyler Miles will be suspended for the first game of the season when the Huskies face the Hawaii Warriors on Aug.

Petersen greets Pac-12 with QB imbroglio
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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- It isn't surprising that quarterback news led Day 2 of Pac-12 media days. This is, after all, the Conference of Quarterbacks, and this bumper crop of 10 returning starters might be the Pac-12's best-ever collection gathered behind center.

Media Days takeaways: Day 2
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Some thoughts, observations and musings about Day 2 of media days from the Pac-12 blog's Kevin Gemmell, Kyle Bonagura and Chantel Jennings.Biggest football-centric takeaway?

Pac-12 media days live: Day 2
Pac-12 media days resume in Los Angeles Thursday. Keep this page open beginning at noon ET/9 a.m. PT as ESPN.com reporters bring you the latest from the day's proceedings.

Media Days are here: Day 2
We're halfway through Pac-12 media days, which continue Thursday at the Studios at Paramount in Hollywood. Here's a look at who is on tap for Day 2:Thursday's schedule: 9 a.

Kevin Sumlin jabs back at Bob Stoops
Friday, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin fired back at Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, who mocked the Aggies’ nonconference schedule while at the ESPN car wash this past week.

Recruit's surprise not a gator, but still great
The Florida Gators received a commitment from three-star offensive tackle George Brown Jr. on Friday afternoon -- but it was how he made that commitment that has made waves nationally.

Poll: SEC's most troubling offseason
Another week, another off-field incident. That is the way it has been this offseason in the SEC, and this past week was no different.Texas A&M suspended cornerback Victor Davis after he was arrested and charged with shoplifting, and defensive end Gavin Stansbury, who was arrested in April, left the team for personal reasons.

Spurrier fine with Davis leaving after 2014
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BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. -- South Carolina running back Mike Davis enjoyed quite the breakout season in 2013, but bigger things could be in store for one of the SEC's best offensive weapons.

SEC lunchtime links
So a man by the name of Richard Malzahn was one of the visual effects supervisor for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III. Please, please, please tell me there's some relation to Gus Malzahn!

Luigi hat-wearing Saban once feared Santa
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Nick Saban is the most feared man in college football recruiting, but what does the legendary Alabama Crimson Tide football coach fear?Well, as a kid, it was none other than Santa Claus.

Jeremy Liggins gives Ole Miss options
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BRISTOL, Conn. -- Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze isn't sure how the Rebels will use highly-regarded junior-college transfer Jeremy Liggins this coming season.

Malzahn: QB Johnson will have a role
BRISTOL, Conn. -- Auburn coach Gus Malzahn hasn’t said whether or not quarterback Nick Marshall will miss playing time as punishment for his recent citation on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana.

Butch Jones: Vols have 'momentum'
The Tennessee Volunteers are coming off its fourth straight losing season and faces what could be another difficult season in 2014, especially with a killer schedule.

SEC lunchtime links
This day in sports will be forever remembered for the pine-tar home run hit by Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett. Who can forget Brett running out of the dugout, throwing his hat down and arguing the call after the umpire ruled him out for using an illegal bat with too much pine tar?


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